Figure

The SQL Server executable and browser in the list of firewall exceptions.

Windows Vista

For the Windows Vista firewall, the steps are somewhat different:

1. Start by opening the Control Panel and clicking the "Allow a program through Windows Firewall" link under the main Security link (Figure 18.18).

FIGURE 18.18

Opening the Windows Vista "Allow a program through Windows Firewall" Security window.

FIGURE 18.18

2. Alternately, you can click the Security link, and then click the "Allow a program through Windows Firewall" link in the Security window (Figure 18.19).

3. If you get a User Account Control warning, click Continue to proceed.

4. The Windows Firewall Settings dialog opens (Figure 18.20); it is substantially similar to the Windows Firewall dialog in Windows XP

Part III

Clicking the "Allow a program through Windows Firewall" link in the Security window.

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